Welcome To
Moorten Botanical Garden

Cactarium, Nursery, and Wedding Venue!


Friday, Saturday, Sunday
9am – 1pm
Closed Monday-Thursday

Established in Palm Springs since 1938, this privately-owned arboretum was created to share the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants with everyone who visits. The featured desert trees, plants, and cacti come from around the world and range in size from miniature to giants!

The Moortens are desert plant specialists and invite you to their residence estate. Moorten Botanical Garden is a living museum of desert lore and has something of interest for everyone with glistening crystals, colorful rocks, ancient fossils, and pioneer and gold mining relics.

The classic collections on display are comprised of more than 3000 varieties of plants designed in concentrated habitats along a nature trail. In the world’s first Cactarium (a word coined by The Moortens), visitors will discover a special exhibition of rare plants seen nowhere else.

Cactus Castle, the Moorten’s Mediterranean style home, sits in the Palm Grove Oasis and has often been described as a haven of tranquility steeped in the charm of old Palm Springs.

Be sure to stop by our Nursery and take a piece or two of the desert’s treasures home with you!


Moorten Botanical Garden is a small, intimate wedding only venue (no receptions). We host weddings from 2-100 guests. Weddings are generally held in the Palm Grove Oasis area of the garden.

Wedding dates are available from November 1 – May 31 each year.


Both the Botanical Garden and the Palm Grove Oasis are ideal settings for still photography and television, as well as on-locations film shooting. Contact us for more information.


As you walk through the front gates you will see our nursery to your left.
Please pay at the counter and be sure to get your map!

$5.00 — Adults and Seniors
$2.00 — Children 15 and Under
Free! — Children Under 5


Nothing currently scheduled.

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